Novus International, Inc
, a global leader in animal nutrition, recently presented the latest findings on feeding sows trace element bis-chelates at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) annual meeting.
Dr Bradley Lawrence, Senior Technical Services Manager at Novus, presented new data from a one-year field trial showing that sows fed MINTREX® trace element chelates compared to inorganic trace elements achieved more piglets per sow and showed improved sow longevity and fertility.
"Novus is working to increase animal performance and profitability for the producer," Lawrence said. "MINTREX® has shown to be an important contributor to improving sow performance and profitability."
Since 2012 (publication of the results of the Carthage trial by Zhao et al. in Feedstuffs), trials have shown improved reproductive performance and progeny development when MINTREX® trace element bis-chelates were used in sow diets. These results are indicative of the important function trace elements play in hundreds of enzyme systems from reproduction to structural integrity, especially when supplied in a highly available form.
This year, the AASV Annual Meeting was conducted virtually and provided many opportunities to interact with other participants in group or individual discussions. Components of the conference included a technical exhibition, poster presentations and a competition between veterinary students in the form of posters and discussions.
Lawrence's presentation from the AASV can be viewed on YouTube